Bursary Competition Terms & Conditions

HWSETA Funded Undergraduate Bursaries Competition Terms and Conditions:

The HWSETA Bursaries Competition is in no way sponsored or administered by Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of this competition. The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition is open to all residents of South Africa only (A valid South African ID Card or ID Book is required for entry), except staff of HWSETA and all other related agencies and promotional partners. The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition is administered and organised by HWSETA and its related agencies. There will only be two HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary prizes available to be won. Only one HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary can be awarded per entrant/winner.

The winners of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prizes will be required to meet the minimum requirements as stipulated by the HWSETA and the selected university/higher learning institution and will be selected via a vetting and interview process between 31 May 2021 and 30 June 2021. Entrants and/or winners of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries will be required to undergo an interview and vetting process to ensure they meet the minimum requirements as set out by HWSETA and by the selected university/higher learning institution in the faculty of choice within the health, social development and veterinary fields of study. The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prizes will ONLY be awarded to learners studying or intending on studying at university/higher learning institutions within the health, social development and veterinary fields/faculties.

Entrants/winners that have already received funding for higher learning studies or have been approved for higher learning studies funding are not eligible for entry and will immediately be disqualified. Selected entrants/winners of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition will need to make themselves available for interviews at a regional HWSETA office, failure to attend the interview process will result in immediate disqualification of the entrant and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Only entrants that meet the minimum requirements for the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries, as stipulated by HWSETA and the selected university/higher learning institution will be eligible for one of two HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary prizes. Should the selected entrant/winner not meet the minimum entry criteria as set out by HWSETA or the university/higher learning institution and/or has received funding and/or been approved for funding and/or has failed to maintain a minimum pass mark for university/higher learning exemption and/or acceptance (in the case of Grade 11/12 learner entries) or has failed their first/second year of study at university/higher learning institution during the competition entry/interview/selection/finalisation phase (20 March 2021 to 30 June 2021), the HWSETA will have no choice but to disqualify the entrant/winner and the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize will be forfeited and awarded to the second runner-up. 

The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize is not redeemable for cash and is not transferrable whatsoever. The judge’s decision is final. Participants are to abide by the rules and regulations stated by the organizer. In case of dispute, the organizer’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.

There will be no obligation to pay, purchase or subscribe to any further products over and above the allocated/awarded bursary prize. Only HWSETA staff, management or elected representatives will contact entrants/winners and can be verified by calling the HWSETA Head Office on Toll Free Number: 0800 864 478 or email hwseta@hwseta.org.za or email the digital marketing team, Active Brand Communications on Tel: 011 454 4408 or email: hello@hwseta.online

The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition will run from 20 March 2021 from 09:00 am to 30 June 23:59 pm. HWSETA reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this competition at any time and if required by the related authorities.

HWSETA Funded Undergraduate Bursaries Competition Entry Mechanics:

  • Entrants will be required to visit the HWSETA Careers Portal website (www.hw-careers.co.za) and enter via the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition page: https://hw-careers.co.za/hw-bursary-entry/ 
  • Entrants are required to enter their details (full name, surname, telephone number, email address and province – within South Africa only) to enter the competition. 
  • Entrants are then required to stipulate whether they are currently studying at a university/higher learning institution or not. 
    • Where the entrant is currently studying at a university/higher learning institution, the entrant will be required to list their current field of study as well as list the university/higher learning institution. 
      • Only entrants studying at a university/higher learning institution within the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculties will be eligible for entry. 
      • Where the entrant is studying at a university/higher learning institution outside of the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculties, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and no further correspondence will be entered into. 
    • The entrant will be required to confirm if he/she is currently receiving funding (Yes/No).
      • In the case where the entrant is already receiving funding for his/her studies, the entrant will automatically be disqualified and no further correspondence will be entered into. 
      • In the case where the entrant is not receiving funding for his/her studies, the entry will preliminarily be accepted into the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition. 
    • Where the entrant is not currently studying at a university/higher learning institution, the entrant will be required to confirm which field of study he/she intends on applying for or studying at a university/higher learning institution. 
    • The entrant will be required to enter the name of the university/higher learning institution he/she intends to or has applied to. 
    • The entrant will then be required to state whether or not he/she has completed Matric (Grade 12) as yet. (Yes/No)
      • In the case of the entrant selecting ‘yes’, he/she has completed Matric (Grade 12), the entrant will be required to enter his/her Matric (Grade 12 Marks) which will be required to state whether Matric exemption with or without Maths and Science has been achieved.
        • In the case of the entrant having passed Matric (Grade 12) with a Matric exemption WITH Maths and Science, the entrant will be required to input whether he/she has applied and been accepted or has not yet applied or been accepted to a university/higher learning institution. 
        • In the case of the entrant having passed Matric (Grade 12) with a Matric exemption without Maths and Science, the entrant will immediately be disqualified from the competition and no further correspondence will be entered into. 
        • In the case of the entrant selecting ‘no’, he/she has not yet completed Matric (Grade 12), the entrant will be required to answer if he/she is currently taking Maths and Science in Matric (Grade 12).
          • In the case of the entrant answering ‘yes’, he/she will be required to enter his/her Grade 11 Maths and Science results. 
          • In the case of the entrant answer ‘no’, he/she will automatically be disqualified from the competition and no further correspondence will be entered into.  
    • Should the entry be accepted via the online entry form, the entrant will be required to select which social media platform he/she will be submitting his/her one (1) minute motivation video recording as to why he/she feels that he/she deserves to win the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition. Social media channel options are only Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
    • Once the above is submitted the entrant will receive an email from noreply@hw-careers.co.za confirming his/her entry into the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary competition.  (Entrants need to ensure the email is kept in a safe place or printed as proof of registration where disputes or queries regarding registration arise)
    • Should entrants falsify any information submitted during the registration process, the entrant will immediately be disqualified and no further correspondence will be entered into. 
    • Online entries for the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition close on 31 March 2021. 
    • Only one (1) entry is allowed per entrant. 
  • Once an online entry is complete and accepted, as confirmed by email, the entrant will be required to record a one (1) minute video motivating why he/she is eligible or feels that he/she should win the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize. 
    • The one (1) minute video motivation should not exceed one (1) minute.  
    • The video motivation MUST be posted to the selected entrant’s/user’s social media profile/channel that the learner had selected on the entry form (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). The entrant can also post the motivation video on either the HWSETA Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page. 
    • The entrant must tag HWSETA in the video with the hashtag, #HWCareerBursaries 
    • The video motivation entries close on 30 April 2021. No video entries will be accepted or considered after this date (30 April 2021), unless otherwise communicated via the appropriate social media channels.
    • The HWSETA social media channels are as follows:
      • Facebook: @HWSETA 
      • Twitter: @HWSETA_SA
      • Instagram: @hwseta_sa
    • Only one (1) motivation video submission will be allowed per entrant.
  • After the one (1) minute video submission closing date has been reached, the HWSETA management, staff and associated partners will review all submissions received to date over the period of 01 May 2021 to 30 June 2021. 
    • During this time, the one (1) minute motivation video submissions will be judged by an elected panel of judges comprising of HWSETA management, staff, as well as associated agency partners to select the finalists of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition. 
    • Five (5) to ten (10) finalists will be selected, whereby two preliminary finalists will be selected as the preliminary ‘winners’ of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize and will be contacted for vetting purposes (one winner per HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary prize, of which only two bursaries are available to be won).
    • The selected ‘winners’ of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prizes will be contacted telephonically and by email by an authorised HWSETA representative and requested to email his/her Matric (Grade 12) certified copy of results, a copy of his/her identification (ID) card or book, as well as corresponding letters of acceptance or application to a university/higher learning institution. In the case of the ‘winner’ already studying at a university/higher learning institution, the ‘winner’ will be required to send his/her current certificate of results and/or any other corresponding paperwork required for vetting purposes. 
    • Failure to submit all required paperwork within two weeks from notification during the vetting process, the finalist will immediately be disqualified and the next runner-up will become eligible as a finalist to win the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize. The process will be repeated, where necessary should any of the runners-up/finalists be able to submit the required documentation for vetting purposes. 
    • Should the finalists have submitted all the required paperwork and have met the minimum requirements of the competition as stipulated and the finalist has been successfully vetted by an HWSETA authorised manager or member of staff, the finalist will have preliminarily been approved to ‘win’ the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition and the finalist will then be required to attend an interview with an HWSETA manager or authorised member of staff. 
    • The finalists will be required to meet with an HWSETA authorised representative/s at one of the HWSETA provincial offices (depending on the provincial location of the finalist), to complete a final interview process, whereby the finalist will be required to submit all original paperwork and sign an HWSETA bursaries contract before being awarded/announced as the ‘winner/s’ of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition. Failure to attend the final interview process on the agreed date, will result in the finalist being immediately disqualified and no further correspondence will be entered into; and the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize will be awarded to the next shortlisted runner-up/finalist.
    • In some cases, it will be required that the finalist attend an interview with the selected university/higher learning institution, whereby the university/higher learning institution will make the final decision with regards to the acceptance of the finalist at the selected university/higher learning institution dependant on the minimum entry requirements of the university/higher learning institution and/or field of study/faculty.
      • In the case where the finalist is not accepted to study at the selected university/higher learning institution, the finalist will be disqualified and the next runner-up/finalist will become eligible for the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize. 
      • Should the finalists not be accepted for higher learning studies by the selected university/higher learning institution and be disqualified, the next runner-up/finalist will become eligible for the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize and no further correspondence with the disqualified finalist will be entered into.  
  • On successful completion of the vetting and interview process/’s, the approved finalist/’s will be required to sign a standard HWSETA Bursaries Contract, agreeing to the standard terms and conditions contained therein, and will thereafter be awarded and announced as the ‘winner/’s’ of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize/’s. 
  • The winner/’s will be announced on all HWSETA social media platforms and press releases will be sent to all major publishing/news houses for immediate release. 

HWSETA has a right to publish the name and/or photo of the winners on its social media channels and to distribute the photo and information to other Internet Sites under license, contract, or common ownership with the company; include the photo in advertising and promotion materials, and to include the winner’s photo or information in print and non-print products. Shortlisted entrants/winners of the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries prize will be notified via email, phone, and HWSETA Social Media Channels. Shortlisted entrants/winners must claim their prize within two weeks of being notified or forfeit the prize, whereby the prize will be awarded to the runner-up, which will be communicated on the HWSETA social media channels accordingly. 

Minimum Entry Requirements (Non-Negotiable):

  • Shortlisted entrants/finalists must meet the following criteria before entering the competition:
    • The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries are only available to learners who are currently studying or intend on studying within the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculties. 
    • The entrants/finalists are required to have:
      • Valid South Africa Identification (ID) book or card. 
      • Valid Matric (Grade 12) Certificate with exemption/university/higher learning institution acceptance; and 
      • Passed Maths and Science at Grade 11/Grade 12 (Matric) level; and/or
      • Applied to a university/higher learning institution to study within the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculties (Proof of registration will be required); and/or
      • Been accepted to study within the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculty at a selected university/higher learning institution (Proof of acceptance will be required); and/or
      • Obtained an average of at least 75% and above in their previous year of study at current university/higher learning institution (valid proof of academic record/certificate will be required). 

Knowledge Competencies:

  • Have a valid Matric (Grade 12) School leaving certificate with exemption and university/higher learning institution acceptance with English, Life Sciences (Biology) and Mathematics. Math’s Literacy as subjects.
  • English at NQF level 3
  • Mathematics/Math’s Literacy at NQF level 3
  • Life Sciences (Biology) at NQF Level 3
  • Excellent communication skills in English

HWSETA Funded Undergraduate Bursary Award Requirements:

  • The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursaries competition will only be awarded to:
    • South African citizens with a valid South African Identification (ID) book or card;
    • Parents valid Identification (ID) book, card or passport (for dependent applicants); 
    • Academic record;
    • Entrants/finalists that have not already been awarded or applied/selected for any funding towards higher learning studies;
    • Entrants/finalists studying or intending to study at a university/higher learning institution within the health, social development or veterinary fields of study/faculties (proof of application will be required);
    • Entrants/finalists that are already studying at a university/higher learning institution will be required to provide proof of current results whereby he/she has obtained an average of at least 75% academic grade in their current or previous year of study (proof of academic record/certificate will be required). 

HWSETA Funded Undergraduate Bursary Details:

The HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary is administered and regulated through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between HWSETA and the university/institution of higher learning. The MoA is revised annually based on demand and/or any amendments to the terms and conditions contained therein. HWSETA, from time to time, issues bursary circulars through which communication to the leaner, via the institution, is conveyed. 

  • HWSETA pays offers financial assistance towards basic allowances to cover the bursar’s needs during the course of study. In order of priority, the HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary pays for:
    • Tuition and registration; 
    • Accommodation. (accredited campus residence or accredited off-campus accommodation); 
    • Prescribed Academic Books;
    • Meals;
    • Is renewable annually depending on yearly results (maintaining an average of 75% academic grade, of which proof will be required yearly in order to be renewed by HWSETA);
  • HWSETA pays 100% tuition and prescribed academic books in line with the approved amount. Thereafter, subject to remaining available funds, if any, all other listed allowances are paid based on the bursar’s priority listing. 
  • Prescribed books will be paid directly to the accredited bookstore within the books supplier panel.
    • Bursars will be required to visit their nearest HWSETA accredited bookstore with the following documents:
      • Proof of registration;
      • Fee statement;
      • Faculty verified prescribed books list that corresponds with the bursar’s registered modules (no books for repeat modules);
      • A valid form of identification (ID or drivers license);
    • The book allowance does not cover:
      • Laptops;
      • Stationery;
      • Any other material
  • Accommodation:
    • Campus residence takes priority with an acknowledgement that accommodation scarcity at higher learning institutions.
    • HWSETA will only pay for private accommodation that is accredited by the higher learning institution. 
    • Private accommodation rules:
      • It must learner/student accommodation, not a household dwelling with exception of institutions in rural areas where no private accommodation is accredited by the institutions.
      • HWSETA will pay the monthly rental amount in a lump sum, subject to the availability of funds after paying tuition and books. 
      • HWSETA does not pay:
        • Deposits;
        • Administration fees;
        • Renewal fees;
        • Levies & parking fees;
        • Any other additional charges levied by agents and private accommodation landlords 
        • A learner/student cannot move from one accommodation to another during the academic year without HWSETA approval. 
        • Bursars staying at home, UNISA bursars and employed individuals do not qualify for the accommodation allowance. 
  • Meals:
    • The 2022 meal allowance will be capped at a maximum amount stipulated and agreed on at the time of signing the HWSETA Bursary Award Letter, which will be paid for 10 academic months. 
    • The allowance will be administered by the higher learning institution using their defined processes together with HWSETA defined processes. 
    • Bursars staying at home qualify for the institution cafeteria meal allowance. 
    • UNISA and employed bursars do not qualify for the meal allowance. 
  • Progression Criteria:
    • HWSETA has its own progression rule for bursaries renewal. 
    • The bursars are expected to pass to be able to progress into the next year with the bursary.
    • Funding will be provided for the duration of studies at the discretion of HWSETA progression criteria which includes the following conditions:
      • A bursar is required to pass all modules registered for the current academic year;
      • A bursar must continue to study in the same stream;
      • A bursar must adhere to the rules and procedures of the higher learning institution to ensure the continuation of HWSETA support towards tuition fees and learners/students must submit progress reports from their higher learning institutions at the end of the academic year for review and confirmation of funding. 
  • CAP Amounts Apply:
    • CAP amount means the maximum amount HWSETA is willing to fund the bursar towards his/her studies for the current academic year. The CAP amount is not per unit cost due to the bursar but a maximum that can be paid towards the actual cost of studies. CAP amounts will be finalised on the signing of the Bursary Award Letter. 
  • It must be noted that HWSETA pays the balance due on the date of invoice received from the institution. HWSETA does not refund monies paid in by the bursar prior to awarding the bursary; or any credit balances of learner/student accounts at the end of the academic year. 
  • All payments are channelled through the higher learning institution except for prescribed books. 
  • The institution invoices HWSETA once bursars have signed the HWSETA Bursary Agreements. 
  • Invoice amounts include:
    • Tuition;
    • Accommodation (private accommodation must come with confirmation by the institution that it is accredited or it is student accommodation)
    • Meals;
    • Travel allowance if applicable;
    • Funds for all bursars of a specific higher learning institution will be paid in a lump sum to the institution, who will then, in turn, credit each individual learner/student account accordingly. 
    • The higher learning institution is required to only invoice the amount owed by the bursar as at the time of invoicing. 
  • Exclusions:
    • HWSETA funded undergraduate bursary excludes:
      • Repeat modules;
      • Supplementary exams expenses;
      • Laptops, stationery and other study materials;
      • Household accommodation;
      • Additional costs charged by Private Accommodation, i.e. Deposit, renewal fees, admin fees, etc. 
      • Non-academic charges such as gym membership, political affiliations fee, Wi-Fi, laundry, interest on overdue fees, etc. 
      • Historic debts;
      • Accommodation and meal charges during recess, if any. 
  • Bursary Termination:
    • HWSETA reserves the right to terminate the bursary if:
      • The bursar is found to have breached any terms and conditions of the bursary, as defined by the HWSETA Bursary Agreement;
      • The bursar is found to have defrauded HWSETA in any way, i.e. fraudulent lease agreement, purchasing of books other than those prescribed by the higher learning institution; 
      • The bursar fails to pass all registered modules;
      • The bursar is found guilty of any misconduct or ill-discipline by the higher learning institution;
      • The bursar changes qualifications or starts another qualification without completing the qualification the bursar is funded for;
      • The bursar is found to have failed to uphold and/or adhere to the requirements of the bursary agreement;
      • The bursar, for whatever reason, is disqualified or expelled by the institution;
      • The bursar is excluded due to poor performance, exceeding the N2 rule;
      • The bursar fails to complete the qualification in time. 
  • Credit Balances:
    • All credit balances for meals, books, accommodation and registration fees billed by higher learning institution wherein it was already paid by the bursar, will be due and payable to HWSETA;
    • HWSETA pays the balance of the learner/student account at the time of invoicing, excluding interest of historic debt, gym fees, political affiliation fees and all non-academic charges;
    • Bursars must not call or write to HWSETA to request refund letters;
    • If bursars or parents pay any monies towards tuition, accommodation, books or any allowance supposed to be paid by the bursary, HWSETA will not refund such. Even if a loan was taken to settle any of these allowances, HWSETA will not refund such. 
  • Other Terms and Conditions:
    • The bursar must inform HWSETA of any circumstantial changes that may affect the bursar’s academic performance in any way;
    • The bursar will enter int an agreement with HWSETA, as per the terms determined by HWSETA;
    • The bursar understands that HWSETA is under no obligation to approve the future bursary funding of the bursar;
    • The bursar understands that HWSETA is under no obligation to secure employment for the bursar after the terms of the bursary have ended. 

HWSETA reserves the rights to change or amend the terms and conditions of this competition/lucky draw at any time and no correspondence will be entered into. HWSETA reserves the right to, from time to time, issue policies and/or directions in relation to bursaries, which will be applicable to the bursary and with which entrants/finalists/bursars are obligated to comply. Please further note that the terms and conditions as set out herein may be extended and/or amended at the sole discretion of HWSETA and the same should not be construed as closed or limited to the above.  

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